Changing Places - Government Consultation
The government has launched a 10-week consultation, which proposes the required size and shape of Changing Places toilets as well as the range of equipment that must be included. It also proposes thresholds at which the facilities will be made mandatory in new or largely refurbished buildings of different types, such as overall floor space or attendance capacity.
This consultation seeks views on how government can increase the provision of Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings commonly used by the public, as well as those undergoing building works. Their proposed approach is to introduce a mandatory requirement for Changing Places toilets in Building Regulations.
Last month, the Department for Transport, in partnership with Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK), launched a £2 million fund for Changing Places toilets to be installed in existing motorway service stations, which is now open for applications. The Department of Health and Social Care will also soon launch a £2 million fund for NHS Trusts to install new Changing Places toilets in over 100 hospitals across England.